Nuclear training of fourty Vietnamese university lecturers (which organised by CETEMCOM) began at the BME. During the three-week long special training the lecturers and researchers of the Institute of Nuclear Techniques present the methodology and the essential knowledge of the Institute’s nuclear educational and training program.

Following an agreement between Hungary and Vietnam, nuclear training of forty Vietnamese university lecturers began on the 12th September 2012 in the Institute of Nuclear Techniques of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. During the 3-week program the Vietnamese experts attend lectures in English about the safe use of nuclear energy, and also perform laboratory exercises at the Training Reactor of the BME. After this 3-week program their training continues in the Nuclear Power Plant Paks for further 3 weeks.

 

The objective of the program is to help the 7 largest universities of the Asian country in preparing for the education and training of highly qualified nuclear workforce. According to the decision of the Vietnamese government Russian companies will build and put into operation two 1200 MW units of pressurized water reactors in Vietnam by 2020.

During the opening ceremony Dr. Gábor Péceli, the rector of the BME said, that it was a great pleasure for the BME to receive a group of university lecturers from abroad for training, and that the BME was open to further cooperation as well.

Dr. Attila Aszódi, the director of the Institute of Nuclear Techniques of the BME emphasized that this training was only the first element of a series, since two other groups of 40 university lecturers will arrive at the end of October 2012, and in March 2013.

Mr. Pál Kovács, state secretary for the energy affairs of the National Development Ministry in Hungary stressed in his welcome address that these Vietnamese experts will have essential influence on the modern history of their country, since they will help the country in receiving and applying a new, technology- and knowledge-intensive industry, and they will have an important role in assuring its safe, long time use.

Ngo Duy Ngo, the ambassador of the Vietnamese Socialist Republic in Hungary outlined that this training was realised after one year of preparation, which can be considered fast and effective, knowing the administrative obstacles which had to overcome. Vietnam esteems very high the Hungarian nuclear knowledge, and the readiness of the BME and the MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant to transfer this knowledge to the Vietnamese experts.

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